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Stories from Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Accident sends one to hospital (05/09/12)
A one-vehicle accident on State Road 42 Wednesday morning led to one man being flown to Methodist Hospital. According to officials with the Clay County Sheriff's Department, Chad Posey, Poland, was traveling westbound on SR 42 and lost control of his vehicle...
Romas retires after 30 years (05/09/12)
Northview High School Principal Lynn Romas will be passing the administrative torch to another individual after the school year is over; he will retire. "The decision to retire was a difficult one," Romas told The Brazil Times. "I've always worked hard my entire life. I grew up as a farm boy, and work is just part of my anatomy."...
Shot Clinic Saturday (05/09/12)
The Clay County Humane Society will sponsor its annual shot clinics Saturday, May 12, from 1-4 p.m., at the Forest Park Pavilion. Each shot costs $10.
Library Program (05/09/12)
Master Gardener and Master Naturalist Karen Staub will be at the Brazil Public Library May 17, beginning at 6 .m., to provide a presentation on Indiana's edible and medicinal plant species. She will also bring some treats from her back yard for those in attendance. Those wishing to attend should call the library in advance to reserve seating. For more information, call 448-1981...
Dinner Time! (05/09/12)
Members of Relay For Life of Clay County are selling tickets for a Country Rhodes Dinner, scheduled for 3-6 p.m., May 12, at the Brazil National Guard Armory. Tickets cost $8.50 for adults and $5.50 for children 12-under. Carryout will also be available at a cost of $8.50. Tickets are available from Relay For Life of Clay County members as well as The Brazil Times and both Brazil branches of Riddell National Bank. All proceeds from the dinner will go to support Relay For Life of Clay County...
S.O.S. campaign brings in $4,000 (05/09/12)
Serving On the Streets (S.O.S.) recently concluded it's two month "Change for Change" fundraiser, which brought in approximately $4,000 worth of change, according to S.O.S. Fundraising and Volunteer Coordinator Shannon Clark. Clark said S.O.S. worked with Riddell National Bank throughout the fundraiser, which raised money for the new community center that will be located in the old Brazil Junior High School building, located on Washington Street...
Local woman arrested (05/09/12)
A routine traffic stop Tuesday evening resulted in the arrest of a local woman. According to officials, Clay County Sheriff's Deputies initiated the traffic stop for multiple traffic violations. During the course of the investigation, deputies requested assistance from a Brazil Police Officer/K-9 Handler...
Girl Scouts host summer camp (05/09/12)
Celebrating their 100th year, the Girl Scouts are having a camp this summer for any area girls. Girl Scout Camp will be June 11-15, at the ISU Field Campus, located off United States 40, for girls going into first-grade through twelfth-grade. The day camp will include songs, games, canoeing, crafts, nature activities and chances to learn about career opportunities pertaining to nature...
Voter Turnout Statistics (05/09/12)
The following is a breakdown of registered voters and ballots from the 23 Clay County Precincts from the 2012 Primary, which took place Tuesday, May 8, including registered voters, number of ballots cast and the percentage of voters who took part: Brazil 1 -- 1,266 registered voters (232 ballots) -- 18.33 percent,...
Lower turnout surprises officials (05/09/12)
The public count of votes from the 2012 Clay County Primary, which took place Tuesday, had both county party chairs perplexed. Clay County has a total of 18,851 registered voters. Of these, only 4,884 voted Tuesday, including 653 absentee ballots. A total of 25.91 percent of registered voters took part in the primary Tuesday...
A Fighter's Story (05/09/12)
Rhonda Treash can thank a family pet for changing her life. In 2011, only eight months after having her annual mammogram, Rhonda noticed one of her cats was getting cozier with her. The cat, a Siamese, had never done that before. "(The Siamese cat) has never been a lap cat," Rhonda said. "All of the sudden, she started sitting on my lap."...
Black cutworm could be a problem this year (05/09/12)
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- Record numbers of black cutworm moths have descended upon Indiana fields, and after a week of warm temperatures and rainfall, now is a critical time to scout, a Purdue Extension entomologist said. Pheromone trap cooperators throughout the state monitor for the insect's arrival, which has the potential to cause significant economic damage to field crops...
Late freeze damages state's winter wheat crop (05/09/12)
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- A late-April freeze damaged some of northern Indiana's early progressing winter wheat crop, leaving growers to decide whether to let the crop yield or tear it up altogether. While most of the crop survived near-freezing nighttime temperatures in April, it was the last freeze of the month that occurred while wheat was close to heading that caused the most damage...
Aaron See signs with NAIA title contender (05/09/12)
By CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor If you happen to have met Northview senior Aaron See, you'll know that he's rarely without a smile and always has a comment that will have his peers laughing around him. So it might surprise you that the reigning Homecoming King at Northview doesn't give opponents much to grin about on the wrestling mat. ...
Mustang boys, Eagle girls repeat at WIC Meet (05/09/12)
By CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor The Western Indiana Conference Track and Field Meet had a familiar look when the final athlete crossed the finish line on Wednesday evening to conclude the two-day meet. The Brown County girls held off a spirited rally by Edgewood in the second day's running events to edge the Mustangs 182 to 171 to repeat as WIC champions as Northview placed third ahead of West Vigo, Owen Valley, Sullivan and South Vermillion...
Knights capture WIC baseball title; softball wins (05/09/12)
Times Staff Report Times Staff Report FARMERSBURG -- The Northview softball team improved to 19-5 this season as Taylor Carter blasted her seventh home run of the season and the Knights won 2-0 after scoring single runs in both of the final two innings...
Clay City baseball tops Clovers at Indiana State (05/09/12)
Times Staff Report TERRE HAUTE -- The Clay City baseball team got the opportunity to play on the turf field at Indiana State Tuesday evening and made it last a little longer than usual as the Eels won 7-6 in nine innings over Cloverdale. Senior Ben Denker went 4-for-5 in the game with three stolen bases and scored four times to pace the offense. ...
Troy Lee Fields (05/09/12)
Troy Lee Fields, 48, Carbon, Ind., passed away at IU Simon Cancer Center in Indianapolis May 8, 2012, with his family and friends by his side. Troy was born Dec. 22, 1963, in Brazil, the son of Bobby L. Fields and Diane G. (Phipps) Fields. He graduated from Paris High School in Paris, Ill., with the class of 1981. ...
Joyce G. Christiansen (05/09/12)
Joyce G. Christiansen, 78, formerly of Greencastle, passed away surrounded by her children Tuesday morning, May 8, 2012, at St. Vincent's Hospital in Indianapolis. Born Aug. 10, 1933, in Harris, Texas, she was the daughter of Allen Guynes and Elva Myrta Stanley Guynes. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1954, and earned her master's degree in microbiology in 1955, both from the University of Houston...
Vera Thornton Pierce (05/09/12)
Vera Thornton Pierce, 92, Terre Haute, died at 9:15 p.m., Tuesday, May 8, 2012, at her residence. She was born Aug. 21, 1919, in Madison, Ind., as the daughter of Alonzo B. and Mollie Smith Thornton. She married Ned F. Pierce, Brazil, on July 9, 1938, in Lexington, Ind., and they shared 62 wonderful years together. ...
Linda Lee Mitscher (05/09/12)
Linda Lee Mitscher, 63, Greentown, Ind., passed away May 8, 2012, at Howard Regional Hospital, in Kokomo, Ind., with her family by her side. Linda was born in Vigo County Aug. 26, 1948. Linda married Danny Mitscher Nov. 21, 1967. She worked as a Certified Nurses Aide at several nursing homes including: Gifford Nursing Home, Illinois, Holly Hill Health Care, Brazil, and Arbor Court, Iowa...
Robert G. 'Bob' Proctor (05/09/12)
Robert G. "Bob" Proctor, 86, Indianapolis, passed away May 6, 2012, following an illness. Bob was born June 15, 1925, the son of James and Pauline (Peyton) Proctor. He was a part of the Brazil High School graduating class of 1943, where he was president of the class his junior year...
Caring for summer birds (05/09/12)
My friend told me last week they had already spotted their first hummingbird. I didn't believe them until Sunday, when I spotted my first hummingbird flying around my house. Which means it is time to start feeding our summer friend. By having the proper plants around your house, you can attract and feed hummingbirds without having to use sugar...
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